Venue Details

21 Star Starred
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
between Van Ness and Franklin 50 Oak Street San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-7326
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Member Tips

Mary Moore Skinner
Good parking across the street from the Conservatory; much less expensive than taking a taxi.
info Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
nairB95117
Business Casual on up is well advised.
info Jul 22 2010 star this tip starred
nairB95117
It's off of Oak and VanNess. . . why aren't you taking public transportation?
info Jul 22 2010 star this tip starred

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58 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 24 2010

It seemed like a lot of preparation went into this production. It was very serious and well-done. The mezzo who sang the Old Princess was a very good actress with a striking presence. I will return to another production in the future.

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11 stars
attended Jul 21 2010

This was an exceptional experience. The music is gorgeous and the voices and acting of the nuns was wonderful and very moving. The two musicians and the great conductor completed an enchanted evening.

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More Information

Website

http://www.basoti.org

Description

This one-act opera takes place in a convent in 17th-century Siena. While depicting the daily life and devotion of the sisters in the convent, Puccini slowly unravels the hidden past of one sister in particular. Though the sisters are taught to be free of all earthly desires, Sister Angelica has only one desire — to be reunited with her son she had seven years ago. Her story is tragic, but is told by Puccini with heart-warming poignance and beauty that is characteristic of his operas.

Directed by Rod Gomez, conducted by Valery Ryvkin, sung in Italian.

About the Ticket Supplier: Opera Academy of California

The Opera Academy of California (OAC, rhymes with "oak") is a non-profit charitable and educational organization, founded to educate new audiences about opera, and to give promising young singers an opportunity to polish their craft. We believe that bringing quality performers and appreciative audiences together will broaden the number of people who become passionate about this wonderful form of musical theatre.

We opened the Opera Academy in June of this year with an appreciation class for audiences on "The Queen of Spades" just prior to the San Francisco Opera's presentation of this Tchaikovsky classic. We are developing a series of opera appreciation classes based on the season of the SF Opera and Opera Companies around the Bay Area. In the future, we will have Master classes for singers that will be open to you. These public Master classes are a great opportunity for opera aficionados to get a behind-the-scenes peek into the work that singers and directors put into the dramatic performance you see on the stage.